Galactorrhea | Symptoms


What are the symptoms of galactorrhea?

The symptoms of galactorrhea can include the following:

  • Milky white discharge from one of both nipples (discharge may also be yellow or greenish in color). If the fluid coming from your breast is reddish, your doctor may want to check you for cancer. Blood in the discharge is not galactorrhea.
  • An absence of menstrual periods or periods that are not regular
  • Headaches
  • Vision loss
  • Less interest in sex
  • Increase in hair growth on your chin or chest
  • Acne
  • Erectile dysfunction and less interest in sex in men


Evaluation and Treatment of Galactorrhea by Kristin S. Pena, M.D., and Jo Ann Rosenfeld, M.D. (American Family Physician May 01, 2001,

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Reviewed/Updated: 03/14
Created: 05/01